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Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech
An exhibition of textiles by Robin Atlas

December 3, 2014 – February 27, 2015

Exhibit can be viewed Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening reception Wednesday, December 3, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An exhibition of 20 mixed media works exploring the impact of lashon hara (“evil speech” in Hebrew.) To be accompanied by a series of workshops, discussions and artist lectures. Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon.

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A Path Appears, a film by Maro Chermayeff
Part of The Anne Frank Center’s Human Rights film series

Wednesday January 7 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

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This special screening of A Path Appears: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard on a journey across the country, and across the globe, to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

As part of the highly regarded Women and Girls Lead Initiative, Episode 2 will be previewed at The Anne Frank Center. Entitled Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, the film focuses on poverty and early childhood intervention in West Virginia; teen pregnancy in Colombia; and forced child labor in Haiti. The film will be introduced by Sarah Dennis-Browne from the ITVS, promoters of the Independent Lens documentary series.

The film will be introduced by Sarah Dennis-Browne from the ITVS, promoters of the Independent Lens documentary series.

     

 

 

A special performance of Letters from Anne and Martin and a talk with author Jonathan Rieder
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday January 15 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

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Join The Anne Frank Center USA as we mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a performance of our signature theater piece, Letters from Anne and Martin, and a reading by Professor Jonathan Rieder. Our original production combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. Developed from excerpts from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the piece evokes the important messages from these legendary figures, as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world. Author Jonathan Rieder, professor of sociology at Barnard College, will provide historical context with a reading from his new book Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation.

A Q&A with the author and actors will follow the program.

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Helpers, Heroes and Liberators
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Coming soon

Spring 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, the death of Anne Frank, and end of World War II in Europe. To commemorate these monumental events which altered the course of history, The Anne Frank Center USA will present two special exhibitions and series of programs that honor the victims, survivors and “upstanders” of World War II—the helpers, heroes and liberators. By focusing on personal stories of Holocaust survivors and the righteous rescuers who helped so many, the Center will honor the memory and legacy of Anne Frank and all those who perished 70 years ago. These programs reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that new generations know this essential history and learn to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world.

All commemorative events are free for Holocaust survivors

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How Could This Happen? The Holocaust and Humanity’s Moral Progress

Part of the Helpers, Heroes and Liberators season* commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

A talk with Dr. Dan McMillan to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day and in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Tuesday January 27 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
*All commemorative events in 2015 are free for Holocaust survivors.

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

To mark International Holocaust Memorial Day and in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Dr. Dan McMillan will discuss the causes of the Holocaust, and read from his new book, How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust, which focuses on two critical questions: “Why Germany?” and “Why the Jewish people?” Dr. McMillan asks us to consider what the causes tell us about human nature and humanity’s capacity for moral progress. To be followed by a Q & A and book signing.

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Grow your own poem

A horticultural/poetry workshop for families with artist Robin Atlas

Saturday January 31 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

adults $8 and seniors/students $5
$20 for a family ticket (consisting of 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

Space limited. Reservations recommended.

212-431-7993 or email info@annefrank.com

As part of her exhibit, Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech, textile artist Robin Atlas will offer a horticultural poetry workshop for young people using text and collage techniques to decorate a plant pot. Participants will plant their own seedling, which they can then take home. All supplies will be provided. Plants and potting tools kindly donated by FleursBELLA floral designers, www.fleursbella.com

Suggested age: 8 and up.

ABOUT FleursBELLA:
FleursBELLA was founded in 2005 by Bella Meyer, granddaughter of Marc Chagall. Growing up immersed in art, Bella’s imagination found expression in the artistic creation of floral design, much in the way an artist paints. Bella and her team create works nothing short of wonder … our list of clients includes BAM, Sothebys, The Jewish Museum, Asia Society, Brooklyn Museum and RMA, along with many other cultural organizations, as well as corporate clients, and of course weddings.

Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon

 

WinterGreen Festival at the Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division

Sunday February 1 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information visit www.eldridgestreet.org

As part of her exhibit, Lashon Hara: On the Consequences of Hate Speech, textile artist Robin Atlas will offer a cut-up poetry workshop for young people at the Museum at Eldridge Street’s WinterGreen Tu B’Shvat* celebration. Cut-up poems will be displayed on the Museum’s Tu B’Shvat tree. Poetry, paper and glue will be provided. Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon

*Tu B’shvat, the Jewish New Year for trees, has in recent years become a Jewish Arbor Day